Icecream17- I agree. I think that a successful business owner that has a lot of employees would typically see the company’s point of view.
These people will tend to side with the company and will often have little sympathy for the person that was terminated especially if the employee was terminated for excessive absences from work.
This is something that a person with a strong work ethic will understand and will tend to look unfavorably upon the employee.
The prosecutor might want to have people that will most likely sympathize with the employee like a union worker, or a social worker that will tend to understand the employee’s point of view more.
Sometimes in a criminal defense voir dire an attorney will ask a question of a somewhat sensitive nature and have the pool raise a card with a number on it so that they can properly distinguish who answered the question.
Simply raising your hand makes it difficult to determine which person answered what question.
A sample voir dire question for a criminal case might include, "Has anyone in your family ever been arrested for a criminal offense?" This will help the voire dire move along and find out if there are any potential negative feelings towards law enforcement.